Each year, employers spend more than $400 billion on healthcare, but only 15% of workers feel they’re participating meaningfully in their health care. At the same time, studies have linked employee engagement to higher retention, lower health care costs, and improved outcomes. Wellness programs aim to make employees feel more involved in their health care by encouraging them to be more active participants in their care, and by giving them space for self-care.
Bringing Peace to Your Employees
Wellness programs are designed to help employees manage their stress and prevent burnout by offering mental health support, healthy coping skills, education on how to proactively care for themselves, and access to resources.
They’re not just for healthcare workers—anyone who works in a high-stress environment, or who provides care to the elderly or the chronically ill can benefit from a wellness program.
Why start a Wellness Program?
Making employees feel like part of the corporate family can go a long way toward reducing turnover and improving retention. Working in a healthy, happy, and engaged environment has been linked to improved performance and reduced stress.
It’s also an important way to show your employees that your organization values their work, that they’re valued members of the company family, and that they have access to resources they need to maintain healthy lives.